Bad Floorplan

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by badlands, 10th Jan, 2020.

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  1. badlands

    badlands New Member

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    We love a lot about this house. The lounge room has incredible views out through the sunroom and garden in the al fresco and the master bedroom (bed 1) is spacious and private with great views.
    However a big issues remain:

    — bed 4 and bed 3 open directly onto the lounge room
    — bedis fine for a nursery but too small for a teenage or guest bedroom
    — the kitchen is annoyingly, and needlessly closed off
    — there are two bathrooms next to each other

    We knew these problems existed before purchasing, but for a variety of reasons (my wife being extremely pregnant at the time, and we were running out of a chance to get a loan) and while we have some potential ideas in place we also feel to be running in circles.
    The pond has been removed.
    Garage will be updated to be a work studio.

    The Goal:
    — Add a third proper bedroom
    — Bathroom that is central to the bedrooms
    — Keep great views from lounge/dining
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    Idea 1:

    — Open kitchen and add island and remove sunroom wall to make a single large space.
    — Add hallway in front of bed 4 and 3 to add privacy
    — Extend to add full size bedroom
    — Remove wall for bed 2 to make open study area
    ** Issue remains that there is no bathroom central to the bedrooms
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    Idea 2:
    — Is to essentially build up. It's not the most desirable solution due to cost but would add more flexibility.
    — bed 4 and 3 could be joined to create a nice guest bedroom



    Cheers!
     
  2. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I can suggest is to make a short hallway beside the study (extend the wall beside the built-in) just long enough to allow for the door to the laundry/bathroom to open off the passage, and give a longer wall to the kitchen, possibly allow for the fridge?
     
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  3. Brady

    Brady Well-Known Member

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    How many children?
    Could you do your plan except instead of bed 5 do another bathroom?
    Changing bedroom > study probably works well for you now w/ nursery > study
    If/when sold could turn back to 4th bedroom.

    - Building up would cost $
    - moving existing kitchen/bathroom is $
    - having bedroom 5 as bathroom given external and would be new room anyway probably most cost effective?
     
  4. Angel

    Angel Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I agree, build a new bathroom and laundry where you have positioned bedroom 5. Turn the old laundry/bathroom into a fourth bedroom and turn the tiny bedroom into a study.
     
  5. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I would
    - leave bed 2 as is
    - move laundry access to hallway so that you can get more wall space in kitchen to perhaps put pantry there and open up the otherside to be an island bench
    - create a bed 3 next to sunroom which can then create a hallway where Bed 3 was and with the left over space create a bathroom. Move the door to Bed 4 into the new hallway


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  6. badlands

    badlands New Member

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    Thanks for the great feedback! Really love the ideas outlaid here and appreciate the help
     
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  7. GoOnAndTell

    GoOnAndTell Well-Known Member

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    100% agree with the comments, making a bedroom zone down the bottom with 2 beds, a bath, and a hall is better than people having to walk to the otherside of the house. The only reason i would deviate is if you had 3 kids in separate rooms and wanted space from the master.